27 Jul 2014 Leave a comment
This weeks post features the Hamburg class destroyer of German Navy D-185 FGSHessen. This photo was taken in 1989 during her last cruise. She was decommissioned March 1990.
24 Jun 2014 1 Comment
“One Century In Two Blue” is the motto for the celebrations of the Centennial of Turkish Naval Aviation.
Cengiz Topel Naval Air Base in Izmit, Kocaeli was open to the public on 22 June 2014 for the celebrations.
One ATR-72 MTU, one CN-235 ASW, one TB-20 Trinidad planes and one SH-60 Seahawk ASW, one AB-212 ASuW helicopters from Turkish Navy and one CN-235 MPA plane and one AB-412 EP helicopter were on static display. There was also one simulated rescue operation with Turkish Naval Special Forces teams. One team fast roped from the one SH-60 Seahawk, while the other team jumped with parachutes from a high flying helicopter.
One ATR-72 MTU, 3 CN-235 ASW, 3 TB-20 Trinidad planes and 3 SH-60 Seahawk and 3 AB-212 ASW/ASuW helicopters performed an impressive flyover.
Turkish Navy has 24 Sehawk, 11 AB-212 helicopters and 6 CN-235 ASW planes in its inventory.
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22 Jun 2014 2 Comments
Almost one year later, the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 is in Istanbul again.
According to NATO Maritime Command web site the SNMG 2 is made up from the following ships: F-105 SPS Cristobal Colon as flagship, F-247 TCG Kemalreis, FFG-50 USS Taylor, 334 HMCS Regina and A-630 FS Marne. The task force, without the US and French warships arrived in Istanbul on 19 June 2014 afternoon.
The big question is where it will sail when their port visit is over? To the Black Sea or to the Mediterranean?
15 Jun 2014 3 Comments
This is the first post of a new feature I would like to share.
Now I have the opportunity to digitize my archive of film negatives. Thus I can easily upload and share the photos of warships I have taken before the digital age of photography.
Every week I will post a warship from my archive, long decommissioned from service and probably ended in a break yard or used as a target.
So the first post of the new feature I have selected a photo of CG-26 USS Belknap as the flagship of US 6th Fleet. This photo was taken in October 1991.